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Liquidity For U.S. REITs Has Improved, But A Firm Recovery In Fundamentals Remains Elusive Sep 10
Standard & Poors, September 2010
In the fall of 2008, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services took a closer look at its rated U.S. real estate investment trusts (REITs) and real estate operating companies (REOCs) to see how their balance sheets were positioned to withstand the downturn that began late in 2007 (see "The Recession May Bring More Negative Rating Actions To U.S. REITs And Real Estate Operating Companies," published Nov. 7, 2008). At that time, we expected REIT revenues to fall and expenses to climb (even if companies trimmed overhead), putting pressure on operating cash flows-which, coupled with higher anticipated capital costs, would erode funds from operations and drive REITs to cut their dividends. We expected the prudent REITs to hold back on development, and...
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